When you love someone, it's hard to step outside of the relationship to view your situation objectively. This is why it's so hard for domestic violence victims to reach out for help.
If you're currently paying or receiving alimony -- or if you could pay or receive alimony because of a pending divorce -- you're probably curious how the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect you.
Every spouse and every child is different, and they will all have their own way of dealing with the news of divorce. However, don't let that frighten you into doing as many spouses do: Don't endure a toxic marriage for years when you know it's time for it to end.
Feelings of anger, sadness and regret are common symptoms of the divorce process. Feeling like you got the short end of the stick financially can also result in a divorce, but it doesn't have to if you adhere to the advice that follows and get financially prepared in the initial days of your divorce process.
Imagine this situation: you file for divorce; you've talked about it and your spouse is strongly against it, but you're done. You know it's not a healthy relationship. You go ahead with it anyway.
The love of a parent knows no bounds. The average Florida mother or father would go to the ends of the earth to preserve the right to spend time with, care for and live with his or her children. This is why child custody disputes can be so heart-wrenching and stressful -- no one wants to face the possibility of losing contact with his or her child.
There are basic elements of every parenting plan that you must include. These include arrangements related to visitation schedules, custody sharing, cost sharing and how to organize travel and for vacations and holidays. In addition to the "basics," however, there are some other important points that parents may want to include depending on their situations.
If you're getting a divorce, you may have wondered how the changes in your financial affairs will affect your taxes. We can't give you specific legal advice, and we can't cover everything in a blog post, but there are several basic ways your divorce affects taxes.
We may not have paid much attention when Target and Wal-Mart quickly shifted their offerings from summer fun items such as swim suits, barbeque grills and fireworks on July 5th to book bags, backpacks and school supplies. But now that we are in the middle of August, a new school year is just around the corner, which means divorced parents with children may embark on an annual dispute: who is going to pay for school clothes and supplies?
There are decisions that you have to make when you are going through a divorce. While you might not like the thought of having to work with your ex to come up with the terms of the divorce, this is one of the only ways that you can get the divorce over with as quickly as possible.